Both the City and County quietly emanate the very best that Ireland has to offer. From culture to creativity, fine eateries to vibrant nightlife and outdoor adventures to medieval magic, this is the place that has something for everybody.
Kilkenny is a place with a warm welcome and the promise of an unrivalled experience that resonates long after leaving.
Kilkenny City and County offers an excellent selection of accommodation that will make your visit enjoyable and memorable for all the right reasons.
Dine like a local and discover the Insiders guide to Kilkenny. These are the unmissable faces and places of a magical destination.
22nd November - 6th January
Yulefest Kilkenny is back! Yulefest Kilkenny is a curated and inclusive Christmas festival that invites visitors and locals to enjoy a wide range of free and affordable seasonal events in Kilkenny City and County throughout December.
29th May - 1st June
Kilkenny Cat Laughs festival is Ireland’s annual craic pilgrimage and has been heralding the start of the summer season since 1995. This June Bank Holiday, festival is legendary.